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Algeria wants to start a new era in relations with France

Greater Middle East (, - Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune welcomed the establishment of new "relationships of trust" between France and Algeria and his personal "mutual friendship" with President Emmanuel Macron. It is reported by Asharq Al-Awsat.

In an interview with Le Figaro, Tebboune expressed his desire to start a "new era" in relations with France six months after Macron's visit to Algeria. He announced that he would be making a state visit to France in 2023.

Regarding his "understanding" with Macron, he said:

“Yes, we have a certain understanding, and I see in him the embodiment of a new generation that can save relations between the two countries.”

Tebbun said last week that his country and France were looking for "calm relations," stressing that his relationship with Macron was "very good."

Paris and Algeria were keen to improve their relationship during Macron's visit to the North African country in August. The two presidents announced the resumption of coordination during a joint statement.

The move paved the way for an easing of visa restrictions for Algeria, while Algeria expanded its cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration.

Relations between Algiers and Paris escalated in September 2021 when France decided to reduce the number of entry visas issued to citizens of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

The dispute was settled about two weeks ago when French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced that Paris had settled visa issues with Algeria.

Algeria wants to start a new era in relations with France